Wto Accession and Socio Economic Development in China

Wto Accession and Socio Economic Development in China
Author: Parikshit Basu,Yapa Bandara
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2009-06-15
ISBN 10: 1780632371
ISBN 13: 9781780632377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wto Accession and Socio Economic Development in China Book Review:

This book reviews how China’s accession to the WTO has impacted upon its education, environment, economic and social outcomes in recent years. It has been argued that China’s rapid growth in output and exports and subsequent accession to WTO has significantly increased income and therefore the well-being of the Chinese population. However, doubts are now being raised that higher income is generated at the cost of deteriorating environmental and social standards which has increasingly affected the health of the Chinese people, especially those who live in major industrial cities. Also, there is a widespread perception that its accession to WTO has significantly increased social shocks, especially among the farming community, and contributed to poor health outcomes among the rural population. These issues are critically analysed in this book by experienced academics from China and Australia. Includes contributions from Australian and Chinese scholars and thus, brings together ideas and suggestions from a broad range of perspectives Analyses China’s socio-economic challenges from a multi-dimensional focus A very useful reference in WTO issues in general and China in particular

The Chinese Economy after WTO Accession

The Chinese Economy after WTO Accession
Author: Shuanglin Lin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2016-03-23
ISBN 10: 1317038533
ISBN 13: 9781317038535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chinese Economy after WTO Accession Book Review:

This book provides an analysis of the Chinese economy in the context of globalization after China's admission to the WTO. In four parts it addresses globalization, privatization, fiscal policy and financial development. In depth analysis is also given to international trade, industrial development as well as economic performance and the labour market. The Chinese Economy after WTO Accession is a comprehensive study supported by recent data and quantitative analysis. It provides a solid basis for better understanding the possible future directions of China's economy. This volume is an indispensable source for scholars and students alike.

China and the WTO

China and the WTO
Author: Deepak Bhattasali,Shantong Li,William J. Martin
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2004-07-09
ISBN 10: 9780821383711
ISBN 13: 082138371X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China and the WTO Book Review:

China's accession to the WTO requires a great many specific policy reforms. However, if the best results are to be obtained, it is important that these reforms be implemented as part of a consistent development program, rather than simply by treating them as a recipe. To do this, policy makers must understand the range and nature of the policy changes required by accession, their implications for the economy, and the availability and effects of supporting policies. 'China and the WTO' analyzes the nature of the reforms involved in China's accession to the WTO, assesses their implications for the world economy, and examines the implications for individual households, particularly the poor. Its key objective is to provide the information that will allow policy makers to implement WTO commitments and formulate supporting policies to contribute strongly to economic development and poverty reduction. Individual chapters by leading scholars analyze the nature of the reforms in key areas, such as agriculture, services, intellectual property and safeguards and anti-dumping. These chapters form the building blocks for later chapters which analyze the implications of reform for the economy. The book also includes a series of studies that assess the implications for households, taking into account the social safety net policies applying in China, and the impacts of complementary policies in areas such as labor market reform and investments in human capital. Of interest to policymakers, academe and students studying international trade issues and to practitioners in the area of trade and development, 'China and the WTO' is a valuable addition to the wealth of information provided by the World Bank Trade and Development Series.

China s WTO Accession Reassessed

China s WTO Accession Reassessed
Author: Wang Luolin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2015-02-20
ISBN 10: 1317636678
ISBN 13: 9781317636670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s WTO Accession Reassessed Book Review:

China's accession to the World Trade Organisation in 2001 was a highly significant event both for China and for the wider world. This book argues that, although at the time some people doubted the likely benefits, China's WTO accession has been highly successful. It discusses how China has abided by its commitment to WTO terms and how WTO membership has contributed to China's reform and opening up; explores how vastly increased co-operative exchange with many countries around the world has been mutually beneficial in a range of fields including trade, science and culture; and shows how China's WTO membership has been a great stimulus both for China's economy and the world economy. The book considers the subject from a number of perspectives, and draws out lessons for future reform and development for China, and for China's relations with the rest of the world, emphasising the need to maintain a win-win approach.

The Politics of China s Accession to the World Trade Organization

The Politics of China s Accession to the World Trade Organization
Author: Hui Feng
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2006-01-16
ISBN 10: 1134203535
ISBN 13: 9781134203536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of China s Accession to the World Trade Organization Book Review:

Grounded on a series of first-hand interviews with Chinese government officials, this book examines China’s accession to the World Trade Organization, providing an ‘inside’ look at Chinese WTO accession negotiations. Presenting a systematic political economy model in analyzing Beijing’s decision-making mechanisms, the book argues that China’s WTO policy making is a state-led, leadership driven, and top-down process. Feng explores how China’s determined political elite partly bypassed and partly restructured a largely reluctant and resistant bureaucracy, under constant pressure from an increasingly globalized international system. By addressing China’s accession to the WTO from a political analysis perspective, the book provides a theoretically informed and intriguing examination of China’s foreign economic policy making regime. The book highlights contemporary debates relating to state and institutionalist theory and provides new and useful insights into a significant development of this century.

China

China
Author: Ms.Wanda Tseng,Mr.Markus Rodlauer
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2003-02-24
ISBN 10: 1589061780
ISBN 13: 9781589061781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China Book Review:

China's economic reforms over the past two decades have brought tremendous economic transformation, rapid growth, and closer integration into the global economy. Real income per capita has increased fivefold, raising millions of Chinese out of poverty. Despite these achievements, difficult reforms--involving the state-owned enterprises and the financial sector--must still be completed, and social pressures from rising unemployment and income inequalities need to be addressed. China's accession to the World Trade Organization will bring benefits but will also impose obligations on the economy, and could prove to be a watershed for the reform process. This book looks at the country's reform process, its past successes and future challenges.

China and the WTO

China and the WTO
Author: Supachai Panitchpakdi,Mark L. Clifford
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2002-01-25
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822031089790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China and the WTO Book Review:

This work analyses the implications for world trade of China's entry into the World Trade Organization. It has taken fifteen long years of dialogue and heated debate and it will take its place among the other members at the end of 2001. This momentous event is relayed by the next WTO Chairman.

Integrating China into the Global Economy

Integrating China into the Global Economy
Author: Nicholas R. Lardy
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2004-05-13
ISBN 10: 9780815798699
ISBN 13: 0815798695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating China into the Global Economy Book Review:

China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been hailed as the biggest coming-out party in the history of capitalism. Its membership eventually will contribute to higher standards of living for its citizens and increased growth for its economy. But why would the Chinese communist regime voluntarily agree to comply with the many complex rules of the global trading system since it has already become the world's seventh largest trading country while avoiding these constraints by remaining outside the system? The answer to this question forms the basis for this new book. Nicholas Lardy explores the many pressures on the Chinese government, both external and internal, to comply with the standards of the rule-based international trading system. Lardy points out that, prior to entry into the WTO, China enjoyed high growth rates and more foreign direct investment than any other emerging economy. He draws on a wealth of scholarship and experience to explain how China's leadership expects to leverage the increased foreign competition inherent in its WTO commitments to accelerate its domestic economic reform program, leading to the shrinkage and transformation of inefficient, money-losing companies and hastening the development of a commercial credit culture in its banks. Lardy answers a number of other questions about China's new WTO membership, including its effects on bilateral trade with the United States; the possibility that China will use its power to reshape the WTO in the future; the degree to which the terms of China's entry were more or less demanding than those for other new members; the ability of China's economy to successfully open to new imports; and the prospects for new growth in various sectors of China's economy made possible by WTO accession. This book will become an important tool for those who wish to understand China's new role in the global trading system, to take advantage of the new opportunities for investment in China, or simply to gain a better understanding of what former President Clinton called a "once in a generation event."

China s Employment Challenges and Strategies After the WTO Accession

China s Employment Challenges and Strategies After the WTO Accession
Author: Douglas Zhihua Zeng
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Employment Challenges and Strategies After the WTO Accession Book Review:

"Although China has made impressive progress in economic development and improving social well-being, it is facing many daunting challenges while transforming toward a knowledge and service-based economy and further opening up to international competition after its WTO accession in the context of knowledge revolution. One of the biggest challenges is how to create 100--300 million new jobs in the coming decade to absorb the millions of laid-offs, rural emigrants, and newly added labor force. China has been successful in building high-technology parks and information and communications technology (ICT) industries, but they are limited in terms of employment generation, while most of the traditional labor-intensive industries are losing competitiveness due to low productivity. To combat the unprecedented employment challenge, China must implement a systemic and sustained strategy ... " -- Cover verso.

China s Accession to the World Trade Organization

China s Accession to the World Trade Organization
Author: Robert Ash,Heike Holbig
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2013-04-03
ISBN 10: 113613218X
ISBN 13: 9781136132186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Accession to the World Trade Organization Book Review:

With China's accession to the World Trade Organization imminent, this book brings together the expert views of scholars, policy-makers and business representatives on the consequences of this historic event. Insight into the past and future of China's relationship to the WTO is offered by authors involved on both sides of the negotiations on the EU-China bilateral agreement of May 2000 and the on-going negotiations up to spring 2001. An analyst and representatives from four economic sectors (the automobile industry, telecommunications, insurance and banking) clash over their predictions for the future. Also presented is an investigation of the challenges for China's political, social and legal systems, and revealing prognoses are given for the implications for global trade and investment flows for the EU and Greater China, and for the modus operandi of the WTO itself. By shedding light on economic effects and social and legal implications, the book gives a comprehensive picture of potential challenges arising from China's entry to the WTO.

The Impact of WTO Membership

The Impact of WTO Membership
Author: Anastasia S. Loginova,Irina V. Mikheeva
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2017-08-10
ISBN 10: 1317097890
ISBN 13: 9781317097891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Impact of WTO Membership Book Review:

What lessons can be learnt from the accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) of Russia, China, and Ukraine? Were there any peculiarities in the adaptation of their economies to the rules and norms of the organisation, and what impact did it have on the world trade system? This detailed, systematic, and comparative analysis of the social and economic impact of the accession of these countries to the WTO addresses these questions, presenting an economic and legal analysis of the reasons and consequences of their joining the WTO. Comparative legal and economic methods are used to explore the social and economic causes and consequences of membership for post-communist states and to suggest ways in which new members can adapt to WTO standards. This work will be of interest to experts and students in the fields of economics, jurisprudence, and customs affairs.

China and the Challenge of Economic Globalization

China and the Challenge of Economic Globalization
Author: Hung-Gay Fung,Pei Changhong,Kevin H. Zhang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN 10: 1315497727
ISBN 13: 9781315497723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China and the Challenge of Economic Globalization Book Review:

First Published in 2006.

China s Integration with the Global Economy

China s Integration with the Global Economy
Author: Chunlai Chen
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1848449097
ISBN 13: 9781848449091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Integration with the Global Economy Book Review:

This comprehensive collection provides a remarkable wealth of information and a timely assessment of China's economic development and integration with the global economy after WTO accession. Chunlai Chen brings together a distinguished group of scholars who employ economic theories, econometric modelling techniques and the latest statistics to analyze many important issues. These hotly debated topics include China's economic growth, international trade, regional trade arrangements, foreign direct investment, banking sector liberalization, exchange rate reform, agricultural trade and energy demand. Aimed at an international audience, this highly focused book will be of great benefit to academics and postgraduate students involved in Chinese economy and business studies, as well as researchers in international trade and foreign investment.--Publisher.

Agriculture and Food Security in China

Agriculture and Food Security in China
Author: Chunlai Chen,Ron Duncan
Publsiher: ANU E Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2008-06-01
ISBN 10: 1921313641
ISBN 13: 9781921313646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agriculture and Food Security in China Book Review:

China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has had profound consequences for the structure of its economy, and there will many more before the full benefits of an open trading regime will be realised. AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY IN CHINA explains the background to China's WTO accession and links accession to reforms beginning as far back as 1979. The book highlights China's policymakers' decision to move away from protectionism and grain self-sufficiency and illustrates how China's step away from direct participation in the agricultural sector to indirect regulatory involvement and liberalisation could encourage further economic growth. Yet not all economic growth is cost-free. AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY IN CHINA explores the short-term impacts of WTO accession as well as the mid and long-term implications of greater market involvement at an economy-wide and regional level. Growing divides between coastal and inland regions - and differences in rural and urban growth - will require a better understanding of the consequences of greater market dependency. AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY IN CHINA adds to the existing knowledge of China's agricultural growth as well as the impacts and interrelationships between WTO accession and China's participation in other regional free trade agreements.

China 2049

China 2049
Author: David Dollar,Yiping Huang,Yang Yao
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN 10: 0815738064
ISBN 13: 9780815738060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China 2049 Book Review:

How will China reform its economy as it aspires to become the next economic superpower? It’s clear that China is the world’s next economic superpower. But what isn’t so clear is how China will get there by the middle of this century. It now faces tremendous challenges such as fostering innovation, dealing with ageing problem and coping with a less accommodative global environment. In this book, economists from China’s leading university and America’s best-known think tank offer in depth analyses of these challenges. Does China have enough talent and right policy and institutional mix to transit from input-driven to innovation-driven economy? What does ageing mean, in terms of labor supply, consumption demand and social welfare expenditure? Can China contain the environmental and climate change risks? How should the financial system be transformed in order to continuously support economic growth and keep financial risks under control? What fiscal reforms are required in order to balance between economic efficiency and social harmony? What roles should the state-owned enterprises play in the future Chinese economy? In addition, how will technological competition between the United States and China affect each country’s development? Will the Chinese yuan emerge as a major reserve currency, and would this destabilize the international financial system? What will be China’s role in the international economic institutions? And will the United States and other established powers accept a growing role for China and the rest of the developing world in the governance of global institutions such as the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund, or will the world devolve into competing blocs? This book provides unique insights into independent analyses and policy recommendations by a group of top Chinese and American scholars. Whether China succeeds or fails in economic reform will have a large impact, not just on China’s development, but also on stability and prosperity for the whole world.

Handbook On China s Wto Accession And Its Impacts

Handbook On China s Wto Accession And Its Impacts
Author: Ching Cheong,Ching Hung-yee
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2003-06-20
ISBN 10: 9814488178
ISBN 13: 9789814488174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook On China s Wto Accession And Its Impacts Book Review:

It has taken China 15 long years of tough negotiations to achieve accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). By becoming a full member of the WTO, China has in fact made three tiers of commitments. The first tier is the commitment to the objectives of the WTO, such as free trade, most-favoured nations, national treatment and transparency, as expounded in the various documents setting up the organization and its predecessor, the GATT. The second tier is the commitment to the set of rules governing trade for specific sectors, such as agricultural and textile goods, or information technology and telecommunications. This is set out in China's accession protocol. The third tier is the commitment to bilateral agreements which China signed with her major trading partners. Their support is mandatory before China can be admitted to the WTO and therefore she has to satisfy each of them through elaborate bilateral negotiations. This handbook highlights the important commitments that China has made to the international community and analyzes the potential impact of such commitments on China.Part I of the book outlines China's commitments to convert her economy from a centrally planned one to a free market one as far as cross-border movement of goods, services and personnel is concerned. It reproduces China's commitments in a tabular format to facilitate reading, and is supplemented with brief references to WTO regulations where appropriate so that readers get to know how China's commitments relate to WTO obligations. Part II examines the impacts of China's WTO membership as a whole and on her specific economic sectors. Part III consists of Tables and Figures selected from a Report compiled by the US General Accounting Office, presenting some of the Office's analysis and findings of China's commitments on WTO accession.Appendix 1 lists all the legal instruments pertaining to China's accession to the WTO. Appendix 2 reprints the Protocol of China's Accession. China's schedule of commitments on services, rearranged in a format more comprehensible to the general reader, is included as Appendix 3, so that concerned readers can find out for themselves how their professions may be affected. Appendix 4 reprints the GATS Services Sectoral Classification GNS/W/120 and part of the CPC Provisional version. This appendix is attached to facilitate readers to check whether their specific professions, which are spelt out in 3-6 digit codes, are included in Chinese commitments.

Trade Liberalization Social Policy Development and Labour Market Outcomes of Chinese Women and Men in the Decade After China s Accession to the World Trade Organization

Trade Liberalization  Social Policy Development and Labour Market Outcomes of Chinese Women and Men in the Decade After China   s Accession to the World Trade Organization
Author: United Nations Women
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2016-02-26
ISBN 10: 9213614373
ISBN 13: 9789213614372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trade Liberalization Social Policy Development and Labour Market Outcomes of Chinese Women and Men in the Decade After China s Accession to the World Trade Organization Book Review:

How trade liberalization affects women’s position in the labour market and what role public policy should play to make the process work better for women are among some of the most debated issues in academic communities and in policy-making arenas. This work sheds light on these contentious issues by analysing the trends in labour market outcomes of women and men in China in the decade after its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The publication reviews the changes associated with China’s economic reforms and opening to international trade and investment since the process started in the late 1970s. Since the early 2000s, a wide range of policy measures have been introduced to strengthen labour market regulations, reduce inequality and increase social security. However, most of these policy initiatives were ‘gender neutral’, paying inadequate attention to the institutional constraints that disadvantaged women in the labour market.

EC Trade Law Following China s Accession to the WTO

EC Trade Law Following China s Accession to the WTO
Author: Jan Hoogmartens
Publsiher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 9041123016
ISBN 13: 9789041123015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EC Trade Law Following China s Accession to the WTO Book Review:

The World Trade Organisation cannot be deemed truly international without the full participation of China, a massive market with an increasing number of highly sophisticated sectors. Yet'although China did accede to the WTO in 2001, after fifteen years of negotiations'WTO members persist in classifying China as a non-market economy, with all the trade restrictions such labelling entails. The EC in particular continues to curtail the flow of Chinese-European trade, despite some recent liberalisation in EC import and antidumping regulations. In this important book Dr. Hoogmartens clearly points the way to an equitable resolution of the complex problems raised by the friction between China's planned economy and EC trade policy instruments. The 'economic interface' he constructs takes account of such crucial elements as the following: China's 'unfinished' legal and economic reforms;the danger that the EC may develop an abusive protectionist stance;the challenge to the EC of increased Chinese competition;the persistence of Chinese state-owned enterprises;the absence of a satisfactory methodology to deal with the Chinese variant of a non-market economy;the possible adjustment of EC antidumping regulations vis-à-vis China;emergency safeguards;the role of the rule of law in trade regulation; andthe 'translatability' of Western social and political institutions. Addressing as it does a highly salient present and future aspect of the global economy, EC Trade Law Following China's WTO Accession will be of enormous value to policymakers in international economic law at all national and supranational levels. The author's reasoned and cautious analysis builds a sound platform for the ongoing development of peaceful and mutually beneficial commercial relations between Europe and China.

China s WTO Accession Reassessed

China s WTO Accession Reassessed
Author: Wang Luolin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2015-02-20
ISBN 10: 131763666X
ISBN 13: 9781317636663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s WTO Accession Reassessed Book Review:

China's accession to the World Trade Organisation in 2001 was a highly significant event both for China and for the wider world. This book argues that, although at the time some people doubted the likely benefits, China's WTO accession has been highly successful. It discusses how China has abided by its commitment to WTO terms and how WTO membership has contributed to China's reform and opening up; explores how vastly increased co-operative exchange with many countries around the world has been mutually beneficial in a range of fields including trade, science and culture; and shows how China's WTO membership has been a great stimulus both for China's economy and the world economy. The book considers the subject from a number of perspectives, and draws out lessons for future reform and development for China, and for China's relations with the rest of the world, emphasising the need to maintain a win-win approach.

China s Influence on Non Trade Concerns in International Economic Law

China s Influence on Non Trade Concerns in International Economic Law
Author: Paolo Davide Farah,Elena Cima
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2016-10-14
ISBN 10: 1317167198
ISBN 13: 9781317167198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Influence on Non Trade Concerns in International Economic Law Book Review:

This volume examines the range of Non-Trade Concerns (NTCs) that may conflict with international economic rules and proposes ways to protect them within international law and international economic law. Globalization without local concerns can endanger relevant issues such as good governance, human rights, right to water, right to food, social, economic, cultural and environmental rights, labor rights, access to knowledge, public health, social welfare, consumer interests and animal welfare, climate change, energy, environmental protection and sustainable development, product safety, food safety and security. Focusing on China, the book shows the current trends of Chinese law and policy towards international standards. The authors argue that China can play a leading role in this context: not only has China adopted several reforms and new regulations to address NTCs; but it has started to play a very relevant role in international negotiations on NTCs such as climate change, energy, and culture, among others. While China is still considered a developing country, in particular from the NTCs’ point of view, it promises to be a key actor in international law in general and, more specifically, in international economic law in this respect. This volume assesses, taking into consideration its special context, China’s behavior internally and externally to understand its role and influence in shaping NTCs in the context of international economic law.